Brayden blitzes his way to top spot

Brayden Naylor after winning the Australian National Junior Dragster series. Picture: Emma Reevesd410848
Brayden Naylor after winning the Australian National Junior Dragster series. Picture: Emma Reevesd410848

Following in the tyre marks of his dad, sister and brother, Brayden Naylor is keeping a proud family motorsport tradition alive.

The 14-year-old Marangaroo racer took the most points from the Australian National Drag Racing Association 2013 Junior Dragster (8-17 years) series on his way to becoming the best in the nation last month.

Brayden labelled the win ‘pretty awesome’, before describing the thrill he gets from hitting high speeds.

‘It’s just amazing that feeling you get when you’re going down the track,’ he said.

The teenager took up drag racing three years ago, inspired by his two older siblings and father, who also race.

He hopes to join the professional ranks after graduating from juniors.

‘I have to graduate from juniors in three or four years, then I think I’ll have an off-season to help dad out and then hopefully hop into my own car,’ he said.